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When you think “massage,” what comes to mind? For most people, they have a vision of relaxation massages, facials, foot rubs, soothing music, and serenity (albeit however temporary).

But Massage Has Evolved

Relaxation massages have their place and I certainly have performed numerous relaxation massages. But I so often wonder why my client doesn’t ask for something more meaningful? Why do they not ask for something that will help them long-term while releasing tight muscles, increasing energy,  and yes – even causing them to feel relaxed?

Such a massage does indeed exist; it’s called Neural Reset Therapy

NRT really is my “go-to” massage because it addresses so many different issues. Often, we find tightness or tenderness in muscles that clients didn’t even know existed until we begin the session. The best part for many clients is the NRT session is a fully-clothed massage.

What Else Is There?

Having touted NRT, one may wonder what else is there and how has massage actually evolved past relaxation?

The truth is there as many different modalities in massage as there are different modalities of medical doctors. You wouldn’t go see an oncologist when you have cataracts so why would you go see any ‘ole massage therapist for a specialty session?

LMTs (Licensed Massage Therapists) are taught basic relaxation massage techniques while in school. It’s after we graduate that we begin diving into continuing education and discover there is a whole different world the schools never tell us about. Each of us decides where we want to branch-off within the massage industry. Some stick with relaxation; some begin chanting and working with drums (not me); some find popular teachers within the industry and simply learn what they can from that one person.

come in feeling like this . . . leave feeling like this

Me? I’ve gone the path of pain reduction and pain relief. You’ve likely read some of the testimonials; the methods I’ve learned have helped so many people feel better (without drugs, without needles and without surgery).

With this in mind, here is a small sample of issues that have been addressed using Immediate Release Techniques; does anything on this list apply to you or someone you know?

  • Trigeminal Nerve Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Cystitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Excessive Sweating of Hands and Feet
  • Alopecia
  • Breast Milk Production for New Mothers
  • Halitosis & Frequent Caries (Bad Breath & Cavities)
  • Frequent Cramps
  • Sleepwalking and Teeth Grinding
  • Frequent Nightmares
  • Prostate Issues
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Tongue Tension
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies (Pollen and Food)
  • Morton’s Neuroma

Why Does This Matter?

As many of you know, I am also a Naturopathic Doctor. With over 20 years working in the wellness industry, I like to address common health issues using common and low-cost items you probably already have at home. Correct supplementation and eating right for your body are massively important for us to feel our best.

But I know that in our fast-paced lives we don’t always take the time to take care of ourselves. This is just one of the times where massage can play a huge role in your lifestyle; it can help impact in a very positive way how you feel, how well you take care of yourself, and how much energy you have.

Ready to Try It For Yourself?

I specialize in a fully-clothed massage referred to as NRT and incorporate Immediate Release Techniques when they are called for. Within the Scope of Practice for a Massage Therapist, I work to release triggers that initiated the perception of tightness and pain. I focus on the root cause of the tightness and pain and within an hour, the results are pretty astounding.

It’s certainly not like any massage you’ve experienced before.

It’s time to give today’s new massage a try.

In His Grace,